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Verna meaning and name origin
Verna \v(e)-rna, ver-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced VER-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Verna is "spring green". Short form of Laverne; feminine form of Vernon. Used since the late 19th century. Virna (Italian) became familiar in the 1960s due to actress Virna Lisi. The name has a dated air.
Verna has 12 variant forms: Verda, Verne, Verneta, Vernetta, Vernette, Vernice, Vernie, Vernis, Vernise, Vernisha, Vernita and Virna.
Baby names that sound like Verna are Ferna, Verina, Verena, Veryna and Verona.
Popularity of Verna
Verna is a very popular first name for women (#359 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#25004 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Verna for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Verna with its variant forms and related girl baby names.